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Help me lower price of build please

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May 21, 2007 7:56:44 PM

This is the build I currently have, I already have a PSU (antec true power trio 650 watt), A raptor 150gig HD, and a full tower. I wanted the total price to be around 1500, but I seem to be a good amount over, I think im just trying to get items that are too high for my budget. It will be used mostly for gaming, eventually I will have 2 19'' monitors up, and Plan on doing alot of multi-tasking. I chose to get Vista 64bit because I want 4 gigs of ram. I do plan on OCing a little bit, probably to around 3GHz. Any help would help, thanks in advance.

SAMSUNG 18X DVD±R DVD Burner With 12X DVD-RAM Write Black E-IDE/ATAPI Model SH-S182D/BEBE - OEM
Item #: N82E16827151133 $32.99

Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 ST3320620AS (Perpendicular Recording Technology) 320GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM $79.99

Foxconn FV-N88SMBD2-ONOC GeForce 8800GTS 640MB GDDR3 PCI Express x16 HDCP Video Card - Retail $20.00 Mail-in Rebate $394.99

G.SKILL 4GB(2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model F2-6400CL6D-4GBMQ - Retail $224.99

ASUS P5W DH DELUXE/WIFI-AP LGA 775 Intel 975X ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail $215.99

Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 Kentsfield 2.4GHz LGA 775 Processor Model BX80562Q6600 - Retail $535.00

Microsoft Windows Vista 64-Bit Ultimate for System Builders Single Pack DVD - OEM $199.99

ARCTIC COOLING Freezer 7 Pro 92mm CPU Cooler - Retail $34.99


Subtotal: $1,718.93

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May 21, 2007 8:54:22 PM

I suggest:

Option 1: Knock the Q6600 to an E6600 and you've saved $300.

Option 2: Drop to 2x1GB RAM and get a P965 or 650i mobo and you save $250

Option 3: Drop to 8800GTS 320MB and Vista Premium 64-bit and you save $200
May 21, 2007 9:05:51 PM

1) Dont get the P5W DH. Doesnt overclock the Q6600 well (check Anandtech).

2) Get a 965 board if you must now. If you can wait, get a P35 board.

2) Wait till July 22nd for Q6600 = $266

3) Only get 2GB RAM for now. You can get some more in 6 months when prices get even lower (move to DDR3)

4) Thermalright Ultra 120 rocks. Rather go with that.
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